Industry veterans Amy Johnston and Natalie Stone lead Engine Alliance as company commits to service focus
Engine Alliance announced that Amy Johnston is joining the company as its president. Johnston joins the organization as it redefines its position in the industry and narrows its operational focus to the aftermarket service and support of the GP7200 engine. Johnston comes to Engine Alliance from Pratt & Whitney where she spent 21 years in leadership roles spanning global aftermarket operations, engine overhaul and materials management.
Natalie Stone joins Engine Alliance as Executive Vice President. Stone joined GE Aviation in 2000 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in engineering, supply chain and commercial programs leveraging her technical and product expertise, services experience and a strong track record of commercial execution.
“We are delighted to welcome both Amy and Natalie to the Engine Alliance family and look forward to their leadership during what is a pivotal time in our organization’s history,” said Wayne Huot, Engine Alliance VP Sales, Marketing & Customer Support.
Earlier this year, Airbus announced it is ending production of the A380 after final deliveries in 2021. With Engine Alliance’s engine orders fulfilled for the Airbus A380, it will redirect resources and investment in to its aftermarket business. With the world’s largest network of field service engineers, Engine Alliance provides around-the-clock, around-the-world support to its A380 customers.
“I am very pleased to join Engine Alliance. Our experienced and talented team, global network and strong partnership allows us to be very responsive to our A380 customers,” said Johnston. “As we dedicate ourselves to service and support, customers can be confident that the GP7000 will continue to deliver reliable value.”
The EA-powered A380 entered service in August 2008. Currently 130 EA-powered A380s are in operation around the globe: 90 with Emirates, ten with Air France, ten with Korean Air, ten with Qatar Airways and ten with Etihad Airways. The EA-powered A380 fleet is supported by the world’s largest network, with field service engineers available in more than 100 cities around the globe.
Airlines operating GP7200 engines have enjoyed the merits of the quietest, most reliable and most fuel-efficient powerplant for the A380. The GP7200 engine has sustained an average of 99.9% departure reliability since entry into service. Additionally, customers have benefitted from a fuel savings advantage of up to $1 million per aircraft per year.
Engine Alliance (EA) is a 50-50 joint venture of GE (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney (P&W), a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Revenue-sharing partners include MTU Aero Engines of Germany, SAFRAN Aero Boosters of Belgium and SAFRAN Aircraft Engines of France. EA manufactures and services the quietest, most reliable and most fuel-efficient powerplant for the A380, the GP7200.